Spend some time gazing at the image. What draws your eyes? What waters are you navigating? What journey does it invite you to take? What feelings or emotions does it evoke in you?
Wade in the Water – A song of hope and a reminder that the way to freedom goes through the water. Rivers and streams provided cover and transport for the Underground Railroad. At the same time actually wading into the water was messy, exhausting, dangerous and at times made you long for the solid ground you left behind as Osheta Moore reminds us.
When are you troubled enough to wade in the water?
The earth is always speaking, but over time, we lose the ability to listen. If we are lucky, we return again. If we make room inside of ourselves for childlikeness, we will make room for the ability to learn again, to be small, humble people who ask questions instead of making demands, to listen to the land instead of carving it into pieces for profit. ~ Kaitlin B. Curtice, Native
How do you listen for the sacredness of the earth?
“We must be still and still be moving
into another intensity
for a further union, a deeper communion
through the dark cold and the empty desolation,
the waves cry, the wind cry, the vast waters
of the petrel and the poor boys. In my end is my
beginning.“ ~ T.S. Eliot
…and still be moving?
“Are you a reservoir, canal or swamp?” Howard Thurman asked. A canal channels water which flows straight from one place to another. It is a transitional space, a connecting link.
How are you a flowing connection?
Are you a reservoir, canal or swamp? Howard Thurman asks. A reservoir holds water. It stores it to be on hand when needed. It is a resource of abundance to be shared. It comes with openings for in-flowing and out-flowing.
What abundance do you store and share?